Established January 20, 2014
Amended on 1/14/2015
Article I – Name
The name of the Association is South Texas Ladies Amateur Golf Association, “STXLAGA”.
Article II – Purpose
The purpose of the Association is to provide an organized opportunity for all lower-handicap female golfers to play together on a regular basis in order to experience the true interest and spirit of the game of golf. Through friendly competition, STXLAGA members can improve their golf skills and mental management of the game and become more knowledgeable of the rules of golf and proper golf etiquette.
Article III – Membership
Section 1. Any female amateur golfer who maintains a handicap index of 15.0 or less is eligible to become a member of STXLAGA. She must submit a signed verification of handicap attested by a Class “A” PGA Golf Professional or provide her GHIN NUMBER upon joining and at the beginning of each year thereafter.
Section 2. Membership shall be granted upon verification of handicap index and upon payment of annual dues.
Section 3. If at anytime a member’s handicap index goes above a 15.0, she must voluntarily abstain from play with STXLAGA until her handicap index returns to 15.0 or less. The Board reserves the right to ask any member to submit verification of current handicap.
Section 4. Each STXLAGA member is expected to conduct herself both on and off the course in a manner representative of the true interest and spirit of the game of golf and in accordance with the By-Laws of the Association. Non-Compliance by any individual may subject her to loss of membership.
Section 5. An annual fee set by the Board of Directors shall be required for membership and shall be remitted to the Treasurer each year prior to participating in any play with STXLAGA.
Section 6. A prospective member may play as a guest, space available, one time only per year, and she is not eligible to receive play-day prizes.
Section 7. A PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional woman golfer may play as a guest, space available, one time only per year, and she is not eligible to receive play-day prizes.
Section 8. STXLAGA is open to amateur golfers, female at birth.
Section 9. STXLAGA Members must have permanent residency in the southern portion of the state of Texas, defined as south of the line between San Angelo and Waco extending eastward.
Article IV – Officers and Election of Officers
Section 1. The officers of STXLAGA shall be: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Play-day Chairman, Public Relations Chairman, Members at Large, and Parliamentarian. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors.
The following core officers: The President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Play-day Chairman will serve two – year terms. Continuity of the STXLAGA Board will be maintained by replacing only two of the four core officers in any given year.
Section 2. The President shall appoint the offices of Secretary, Public Relation Chair, Parliamentarian, and Members at Large.
Section 3. The STXLAGA Board of Directors shall nominate and approve any vacancy occurring in an office.
Section 4. Nominations and Elections. The President shall select a Nominating Committee in the fall. The nominating committee shall consist of five members, including two from the present Board of Directors and three persons from the general membership. The nominating committee shall present a slate of core officers for approval by the existing board. The slate of core officers will be elected by acclamation.
Article V – Duties of Officers
Section 1. The STXLAGA Board of Directors shall manage the affairs and policies of the Association subject to the by-laws.
Section 2. Officers
President – The President shall preside at all meetings of STXLAGA and the Board of Directors, and she shall be the Chief Executive Officer being responsible for the general supervision of the affairs of the association. She shall appoint other standing committees as deemed necessary by the board.
Vice-President – The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in her absence. The Vice-President shall assume the office of presidency if the President is unable to fill her term. Duties include membership verification, membership directory and membership dues in coordination with the Treasurer.
Treasurer – The Treasurer shall prepare a budget for the fiscal year for the Board of Director’s approval based on the estimated income of the year and will be made available at their request. She shall collect and manage all monies of the Association and disburse them in accordance with the budget. She shall maintain current financial records and shall make a report of the financial condition of the Association at each meeting. She shall maintain and update the membership roster.
Play-day Chairman – The Play-day Chairman shall ensure each event host plans and arranges all play, pairings and rules. Play-Day Host computes scores, determines winners, and submits the results to the Public Relations Chairman for posting on the website. The Play Day Host shall also be responsible for securing and awarding prizes. The Play-day Host shall keep complete records of all play-day events.
Secretary – The Secretary shall keep the records of the Board of Directors meetings of the Association and conduct necessary correspondence. The minutes of all previous meeting during her year in office will be available upon request.
Public Relations Chairman – The Public Relations Chairman shall coordinate all publicity to promote all STXLAGA activities. She shall be responsible for submitting play-day results to area media. She will develop and maintain the STXLAGA.COM website.
Member at Large – Houston – The Member at Large shall be appointed by the President. She serves as the eyes, ears and voice of the membership.
Members at Large Event Coordinators – The Members at Large Event Coordinators shall be appointed by the President. They shall serve as the Play-day host or appoint a Play-day host for each event and will work with the Play-day Chairman. They will serve as the eyes, ears and voice of the membership.
Parliamentarian – The Parliamentarian shall see that each meeting is conducted in accordance with parliamentary law. ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER revised shall prevail, notwithstanding these By-laws. This post shall be held by the immediate past President.
Section 3. All Committee Chairman shall be responsible to and regularly report their proposal to the STXLAGA Board of Directors for review.
Section 4. There shall be an annual STXLAGA Board meeting called by the incoming President to set up the yearly calendar. The incoming President shall notify the Board of Directors of the meeting. Additional meetings can be called by any Board member.
Article VI – Rules of Play
Section 1. USGA Rules apply, except as modified by local rules of the courses and the Play-day Committee. Yardage devices are allowed. However, if you have a device that measures anything other than distance, it will be considered illegal and the play-day score will not count.
Section 2. All competition shall be gross scores only. Play-day Chairman shall determine the game of the day.
Section 3. Competition shall be set up on courses from approximately 5,600 to 5,800 yards. The Play-day Chairman will handle exceptions.
Section 4. Players shall always be aware of the speed of play and shall keep proper pace with the field.
Article VII – Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended or altered by the STXLAGA Board of Directors as necessary.